This small grassy square is dedicated to Sandor Petofi. The statue in the centre is of the great man himself. He was both a ... More
This small grassy square is dedicated to Sandor Petofi. The statue in the centre is of the great man himself. He was both a poet and a revolutionary. His most famous poem ('Arise Hungarians!') is partially credited with starting the revolution of 1848 (which Petofi participated in as a leader). Petofi went on to fight in the War of Independence. He died in the Battle of Segesvar. The bronze statue (the work of Miklos Izso) was put up in 1882 and since then the park has become an important national rallying place. It is still used for ceremonies on Hungarian National Day.
Adam Clark was the British engineer who built the first permanent bridge, Lanc Hid or Chain Bridge , over the
Danube in the 1840's. In his honour, the square (actually a fiendishly busy traffic roundabout) was permanently named after ...